Posts Tagged ‘greenbrier’

Anti-VW – 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier and 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside

December 18, 2015

Reflecting on the extreme popularity of VW Type 2 products, it’s curious the competing Corvair vans never received the same recognition. Sure, they were successful enough in sales, but they never achieved the same level of cultural cachet the VWs had. Part of this is no doubt due to the mainstream Chevrolet badge, but everything else about the vehicles was decidedly counter-culture. In fact, it was so counter-cultural that it was not terribly profitable for GM, but the flat 6, which led to its recognition in-period as a poor man’s Porsche, meant you can be spared the wrath of modern-day semi-truck drivers, and the styling has some quintessentially 1960s GM design cues. So sure, you can compensate for your other shortcomings by driving a vehicle with too many windows, or you can do the same in a more effective way – with horsepower! Check out this 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier for sale for $4500 in Springfield, OR.

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier right front

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‘Vair Pair – 1963 Chevrolet Greenbrier and 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza

May 2, 2014

With all the insanity going on in the market for Type 2 VW Vans and Porsche 356s, it’s a wonder the alternatives to these hot vehicles aren’t getting more attention. There are some great alternatives with similarities that are no secret, and that offer greater driveability, and their domestic origin means parts availability at least equal to that of the German products. So let’s get started. What would you pay for a 1963 VW Type 2 bus? Over $200,000? Are you insane? If you want to be a true winner, both by the pocketbook and at the races (who says you can’t race a van?), check out this 1963 Chevrolet Greenbrier for sale for a mere $3500 in Los Angeles, CA.

1963 Chevrolet Greenbrier left front

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